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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Santa's Special Visit & Substitute Reindeer

Our oldest son was tucking his 4 daughters into bed in the guest room. They were exhausted after a very happy and busy day with family. Two of the little girls fell asleep watching Thumbelina while cuddling with Daddy and Grandma and they had to be carried upstairs to bed. Little did they know I had asked Santa to make a special visit to our home just to see them!( Santa and I are dear friends)
Santa came into their room with a "Ho ho ho!"
Two little granddaughters were wide awake now, and happy to see Santa!
Santa handed them fancy candy boxes with candy inside!
The other two granddaughters were so tired and sound asleep they could not wake up, Santa tried! He left their candy near them as they slept on.
Unfortunately, the Flying Reindeer Union ( FRU) rules and regulations do not allow the reindeer to fly except on Christmas Eve and also, to avoid any conflicts with the Thanksgiving Turkey Union ( TTU) Santa was unable to use his reindeer for a special visit in November, even though I am his personal friend and DO put out a lot of carrots and apples for them.....so Santa had to make do with Hawk...but Hawk could not seem to keep his antlers straight.
What's a dog to do?
Being the great and friendly dog he is though, he tried his best and the granddaughters have another Thanksgiving with an appearance from Santa to add to their memories of celebrating with us. Thanks Santa! I'll put out extra cookies and cranberry juice for you this year.


Timi said...

I like your photos of santa, but my favorite is : Hawk with his antlers! He is so cute :o)!
In Hungary, Santa Claus is known as Mikulas, who visits children on December 6th, St. Nicholas' Day. Children leave their boots in the windows and hang stockings by the fireplace as they expect Mikulas to bring gifts. If the child has been good all through the year, Mikulas leaves the boot filled with goodies such as candies, walnuts, apples, dates, tangerines and chocolate Mikulas figurines. Mikulas also fills the boots and stockings with small toys and books.

KathyB. said...

Oh Timi, thank-you for writing about your Christmas customs! Do you have a blog...I would love to read more about your family's celebrations and every day lives! Mikulas? I will look up more about him. We do hang stockings from hooks on our fireplace mantle and there are many older boot "decorations" to be hung from the Christmas tree and filled by Santa on Christmas Eve.

Debbie said...

I can see the memory making going on at your house; what fun!

Susie said...

Kathy this is such a cute post. I wish Santa had made a personal visit to us when we were little.

Cute pics of the grandchildren.

Mary said...

Please do not tell him, I am in love with Hawk. What a face!

What beautiful memories you are helping your grandchildren have. Every child needs a Grandma Kathy.

Mary said...

What a wonderful idea! I really loved your post today.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I really like your photos of the children, Santa and the reindeer. Hawk with his antlers is so cute. They girls looks like they had a fun time with Santa visiting. What a sweet posting.

A. Joy said...

Fun!! Maybe Hawk could join the FRU? He'd make a good Rudolph. KN says she is going to make a special point to search for the reindeer if she's up when Santa visits our house this year. They all remember the year Santa hitched a ride with Grandma in her Subaru! =)

Anonymous said...

What precious, blessed moments with the granddaughters! Hawk is a hoot with his antlers!!! Such a good sport. I notice you added some new pics to your sidebar too. The girls are all very pretty and Santa's handsome!

Julie Harward said...

The Santa and his sweet reindeer are so cute..how exciting to have his visit! Kids love this and will always remember it! Come say hi :D

Daisy said...

Aw...what fun! And how lucky for you and your family that Santa is such a close friend to you all. It is surprising how he seems to be available to you on such short notice! ;) Loved the photo of excited granddaughters with Santa. Very cute! I bet Santa had just as much fun, if not more, as the girls had. :)

KathyB. said...

Debbie, we make some special memories for ourselves too!

Susie, I bet someone could arrange for a personal visit to you now....it is not too late!

Mary, I think Hawk would love to know that a Boxer lover can appreciate him too, thanks!

Mary ( cooking Mary),thank-you!

Brenda Kay,thank-you. The girls that were awake did have fun, the other two enjoyed the candy in the morning and hearing about Santa.

A.Joy, you're right, with his red nose and all he would be a good Rudolph, but he still can't fly. Boy, giving Santa a ride to your place was tough with all the toys and reindeer snacks in the Subaru.

Mildred, thank-you! Hawk thanks you too, I think he looks like a character out of Dr. Seuss in the pictures and it makes me laugh. ( Of course I don't tell Hawk that, it might hurt his feelings)

Julie, we hope they remember these times fondly.

Daisy, well you know, Santa and I are very good friends so he makes sure he saves time for me and my family. Thanks!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh how fun is that? Just love the doggy dressed up! I your little ones were so excited! One year, my brother-in-law was Santa at the mall. He stopped by in his suit and surprised our little ones. What fun! blessings,Kathleen

Vickie said...

Kathy - how fun those little girls must be having to have a real live personal Santa come to see them! They are such cuties!

I, too, love Hawk with his antlers. He looks rather embarrassed tho...

Leslie said...

They look so happy, they will remember this forever. What a very special surprise for them. They are so lucky that their grandma knows Santa personally :)

KathyB. said...

Kathleen,that was pretty nice of your brother-in-law, and I bet your children remember that to this day.

Vickie, Hawk does look embarrassed, doesn't he, but that is his typical look..he was wanting to be petted by my husband and that was what was concerning him!

Leslie, yes , there are perks to being Santa's friend!